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Birthdays

King Harald V of Norway, 60; Sir John Bourn, Comptroller and Auditor General, 63; Professor Ruth Bowden, anatomist, 82; Mr Simon Coombs MP, 50; Miss Jilly Cooper, author and journalist, 60; M Hubert de Givenchy, fashion designer, 70; Mr Michael Deakin, documentary film maker, 58; Mr Leslie Durbin, silversmith, 84; Dame Janet Fookes MP, 61; Sir John Goulden, UK Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Council, 56; Mr Carron Greig, company chairman, 72; Sir Michael Grylls MP, 63; Sir Conrad Heron, former senior civil servant, 81; Sir Reginald Hibbert, former ambassador to France, 75; Sir John McGregor Hill, former chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 76; Lord Hunter, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 84; Mr Peter McEnery, actor, 57; Mr Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, 73; Professor Sir Rupert Myers, scientist, 76; General Sir Robert Pascoe, former Adjutant-General, 65; Sir Ashley Ponsonby, former Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, 76; Professor John Prescott, principal, Wye College, 60; Lt-Gen Sir John Richards, former Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, 70; Mr Alan Rickman, actor, 51; Professor Frederick Rimmer, Emeritus Professor of Music, Glasgow University, 83; Miss Nina Simone, singer, 63; Mr Richard Turner-Warwick, surgeon and urologist, 72; Professor Leslie Wagner, Principal and Chief Executive, Leeds Metropolitan University, 54; Mr David Wood, actor and playwright, 53.

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